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July 2021 Updates


-           Zone Patents 

-           New Team Members

-           Plant Variety Rights Bill

May 2021 Updates


Theodore Doucas, a Principal at Zone was asked to comment on a recent issue of intellectual property infringement in a national online newspaper.

Read the Article published on Stuff.co.nz here.


March 2021 Updates

- New AUDA Rules 

- Global Market Tip  

- Easter and ANZAC Holiday Hours  

July 17, 2021


May 13, 2021


Mar 03, 2021

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December 2020 Updates

- Zone’s Christmas Party 

- NZ Law Awards 

- IP Amendment Bill 

- Holiday Closure 


 September 2020 Updates

- NZ Law Awards Finalist

- The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards

- COVID-19 Extension Updates

- Labour Weekend Closure

IP Australia Increases Fees

As of Thursday 1st October 2020, IP Australia will increase their fees. The increase will affect trade marks, patents and designs as well as costs awarded in proceedings.  

Dec 15, 2020

Sep 29, 2020

 Aug 26, 2020

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July 2020 Updates

- Zone featured in SCOOP

- IP Australia and IPONZ Extension Policy

- Zone Opens New Office in Auckland 

May 2020 Updates

As the lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease in New Zealand, we are now in level 2.  The Zone team are working both on site and remotely to continue to provide the best services for our clients. 

Zone Services


Here at Zone our staff are continuing to work remotely, providing our high standard of IP 
services both domestically and internationally 
during the level 4 lockdown.

Jul 31, 2020

May 22, 2020

Apr 07, 2020


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Coronavirus Update

We would like to take this opportunity to express 
our hopes that you and your families are well, 
and to share some information about Zone’s 
plans in light of the announcement of a global pandemic.

Brexit - Effect on Trade Marks

After years of indecision, the UK left the EU on

31 January 2020. So what does this mean for owners of European Union trade marks?

Newsletter - February 2020 

- New Madrid Protocol Countries

- New Zealand Practice Update 

- Waitangi Day 

- Zone’s Intern

Mar 16, 2020

Feb 14, 2020

Feb 1, 2019

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Newsletter - December 2019

-  Zone at the Law Awards 

-  Wellington Client Function 

-  Austin INTA Leadership 

-  Zone Welcomes a New Team Member

Newsletter - September 2019

Zone are proud to be finalists once again in the

New Zealand Law Awards in the category of Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the

Year 2019. This is fifth year in a row where we have made the finals. The winners will be announced on 21 November 2019. 

Newsletter - June 2019

Zone hosted another successful reception at the annual INTA conference in Boston. Thank you to everyone who attended our event. We really

enjoyed seeing you all! Please click on the link

below to see photos from the evening.   

Dec 1, 2019

Sep 1, 2019

Jun 1, 2019

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Newsletter - February 2019

Happy New Year! We trust you all enjoyed a well-deserved break and your 2018 has started well. Zone has already hit this year running and we’re very excited to continue building our relationship with you all. If 2017 is anything to go by, we’re looking forward to what successes 2018 will bring.

Newsletter - December 2018

This year we hosted our first Auckland Client Function. The night was a great success.

Thank you to those who joined us, we hope

you had a wonderful evening and made good connections.


Zone Nominated for Law Awards


Zone are proud to be finalists once again in 
the New Zealand Law Awards in the category 
of Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of 
the Year 2018. This is fourth year in a row 
where we have made the finals. The winners 
will be announced on 15 November 2018. 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and all those who nominated us for this award.

Dec 1, 2018

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